Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Brownie Cut Outs

                   4th of July festive brownies!

 Follow baking instructions on brownie package, allow to cool completely-overnight is best, but not necessary...cut out shapes, use piping bag(or a ziploc baggie with the corner just barely snipped off to allow for piping) and pipe zig zag's on brownies, sprinkle immediately(before frosting hardens) with festive sprinkles! (Can be cut in any shapes and decorated with any colors for different holidays! i.e. heart cutouts with red/pink heart sprinkles for V-day)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spaghetti Sauce

Grandma Scurlock's Spaghetti Sauce

This makes A LOT.

20 oz. Can Tomato Paste + 2 cans water
20 oz. Can Tomato Sauce + 2 cans water
20 oz. Can Tomato Purée + 2 cans water (more or less to your desired consistency)
Large onion, chopped
4-5 Stalks of Celery, chopped
5-6 bay leaves (do not eat these alone-grandma's words exactly)
Oregano, Salt, and Pepper to taste
1 C. Sugar

Bring to a boil then simmer with lid on for 4-6 hours, remove lid for last hour to thicken. Stir and pay close attention so it doesn't burn!

Grandma's Cheeseball

Grandma Scurlock's Cheeseball
Everyone's favorite cheeseball, she's asked for the recipe everywhere we take it!

2 - 8oz. pks philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
½ C black olives, chopped
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 C dry cottage cheese...or 1 C small curd cottage cheese, rinsed and dried in a paper towel(much cheaper)
3 pks Dried Beef, chipped...1½ pk mixed in cheeseball mixture, 1½ pk to roll the finished cheeseball in.
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 -4 dashes of hot sauce (Grandma uses Texas Pete's)

Chop olives, green onions, and dried beef all seperately in a food processor

Mix all ingredients except 1½ pk dried beef, form cheeseball- it will be gooey and soft, refrigerate until cold and workable so you can roll cheeseball in chipped dried beef.

Refrigerate, Serve with Sociables, Club, or Wheatable crackers